Donna M. Hedges, MBA, MSN, CNE, RN, Represents Texas

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Donna M. Hedges, MBA, MSN, CNE, RN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Donna has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Donna is currently enrolled as a PhD student in Capella University.  Her degree is in Education, with a special emphasis in Nursing education; she plans to graduate in 2014.  With over 30 years of nursing education underneath her belt, Donna has completed research on Incivility in nursing and nursing education as well as Academic and Health Care Leadership.  Donna remains President of the Texas League for Nursing and is an Ambassador to the National League for Nursing.

In 1981, Donna received her associate’s degree in nursing from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida.  She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa and her master of science of nursing from the University of Phoenix. With an MBA from the same university, Donna also possesses the Certified Nurse Educator title (CNE).  Voted an Image Maker in 2011, Donna maintains membership in the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

To find out more about Donna M. Hedges, please visit be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. 

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Kara Michelle Himelfarb Represents Virginia

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Kara Michelle Himelfarb is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Kara has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Kara is currently a nursing student in the Arlington, Virginia area.  Her specialty of interest is emergency nursing.  Kara already possesses a Master’s Degree in Teaching and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completed at the University of Marymount in 2012.  She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Student Nurses Association.

For her excellence in the field, Kara was elected to the Sigma Beta Tau National Honors Society of Leadership and Success in 2012.  She also has EMT-B certification, having completed the basic course for emergency medical technicians.

To find out more about Kara Michelle Himelfarb, please be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Nancy Proctor Alga, RN, BSN, Represents Maryland

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Nancy Proctor Alga, RN, BSN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Nancy has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Nancy spent a 36 year long nursing career working at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland.  Among her many specialties included OBGYN nursing, Pediatrics, Administration, Medical-Surgical, Home Care, and nursing for Alzheimers patients.  Throughout her career, Nancy was proud to serve residents of western Maryland.

In 1976, Nancy received her medical degree at University of Maryland School of Nursing.  She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.   Nancy attributes the success of her career to the education she received as well as the different opportunities that presented themselves in the field.

To find out more about Nancy Proctor Alga, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Lawrence J. Waldman, RN, BSN, Represents Texas

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association (INA) are proud to announce that Lawrence J. Waldman, RN, BSN, is being honored for his exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Lawrence has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in his field.

Lawrence works at Quintiles in Austin, Texas.  Through this company, Lawrence is able to conduct bioresearch for the latest emergency medicine treatments on the market today.  Lawrence is also an emergency room nurse at Park Plaza Hospital; he maintains the balance between clinical research and practice in the field.  He was inspired to enter the field after caring for his own mother, who battled multiple sclerosis for over 10 years.

In 1990, Lawrence received his nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center.  He also has certifications in advanced cardiac and basic life support systems.  To stay active in the fields of nursing and clinical research, Lawrence is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

To find out more about Lawrence J. Waldman, please be sure to look out for his upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Vera Aileen Owens, LVN, Represents California

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The International Nurses Association, INA, has carefully selected Vera Aileen Owens, LVN, to represent nursing in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.  Vera Owens’ selection is a significant representation of her passion and dedication for the field of nursing.  She is considered to be among the best with nearly 10 years in practice.

Vera maintains a position at Country Villa Belmont Heights located in Long Beach, California. Country Villa, being a 24-hour RN skilled nursing program, they provide therapy and pulmonary care to their residents. Vera is a licensed vocational nurse, working with ventilator dependent patients and with patients who have tracheotomies. As a vocational nurse, Vera mainly practices under the direction of the physicians and registered nurses of Country Villa. In her spare time, Vera conducts IV and blood withdrawal certifications to a variety of nurses.

In 2006, Vera graduated from Long Beach City College. For all of her hard work and devotion to nursing, Vera received 2 scholarships for work-home study by Sylvie Abbott.

Be sure to look out for Vera Aileen Owens’ upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Joseph Gaetano Sciabica, RN, BSN, MBA, Represents Illinois

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The International Nurses Association, INA, has carefully selected Joseph Gaetano Sciabica, RN, BSN, MBA, to represent nursing in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.  Joseph Sciabica’s selection is a significant representation of his passion and dedication for the field of nursing.  He is considered to be among the best with nearly 20 years in practice.

Joseph maintains the position of Clinical Coordinator at Rush SurgiCenter LP located in Chicago, Illinois. Rush SurgiCenter is an outpatient surgical facility that is affiliated with the Rush system; meaning that their patients receive the same quality care that is expected from one of the area’s leading medical institutions. Joseph is an experienced registered nurse, and aside from tending to his patients Joseph provides training for the staff of the Center, and for local ambulatory and surgery centers. Joseph has obtained numerous certifications to remain well-rounded in the field; certifications such as advanced cardiac life support, First Aid, operating room certification, and pediatric life support.

In 1997, Joseph attained his RN degree. He then attended Morton College, Loyola University, and the University of Phoenix for his continued education training. At the University of Phoenix, Joseph received his Master’s in Business Administration. Active in the field of nursing, Joseph is also a dedicated member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses; an organization that promotes and advances professional rehabilitation and nursing practice through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Be sure to look out for Joseph Sciabica’s upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Patricia Rivard Duval, RN, MSN, APN-BC, Represents New Mexico

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Patricia Rivard Duval, RN, MSN, APN-BC, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Patricia has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Patricia works at Heavenly Health Family Nurse Practitioners, located in Gallup, New Mexico.  They provide individualized care to all of Gallup, providing medical care, hospital transportation, and help for chronically ill patients. Patricia is President and advanced family nurse practitioner, caring for families with the same autonomy as that of a physician.  Patricia is also certified as an acute care nurse practitioner, specializing in chronically ill elderly patients.

In 1972, Patricia earned her nursing degree at the Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing.  She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University.  For all of her work, she was award with a Community Health Award and a Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Practitioner’s Award.  She remains a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce.  In her spare time, she conducts local and regional preceptorship and instructor for nurses and nurse practitioners.

To find out more about Patricia Rivard Duval, please be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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